A couple of weeks ago, a very good friend of mine gave me as a gift for my birthday The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel. Fantasy is not her preferred genre and, still, she searched for a good fantasy book for me, for which I’m extremely grateful.
“After shaking off an increasingly dangerous venture with his cousin, Anton Waker has spent years constructing an honest life for himself. But then a routine security check brings his past crashing back towards him. His marriage and career in ruins, Anton finds himself in Italy with one last job from his cousin. But there is someone on his tail and they are getting closer . . .
The Singer’s Gun follows Anton, Alex Broden – a detective on the trail of a people trafficker, and Elena, caught up in the investigation against her will. Taut and thrilling, it is a novel about identity and loyalty, and the things we are willing to sacrifice for love.”
Well, this is the not-so-spoilery blurp, because in Goodreads, the blurp that appears when you search for the book explains more or less the kind of “jobs” Anton was doing.
For now, I’m still around page 50 but it is quite interesting, I like the writing, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
P.S.: This cover is so so so beautiful. June, honey, thank you XD